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Amy's Children
Author: Olga Masters

ISBN: 9781922147080
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 26 June 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0 x 1.8
Abandoned by her feckless husband during the Depression, Amy decides to leave her country town-and her three infant children-and try her luck in the big smoke.

Life in wartime Sydney is far from easy, but for Amy there are the hard-won satisfactions of an office job and a house of her own. Until her eldest, Kathleen, appears needing a home while she attends high school. And Amy falls in love with a married man...

Enlivened with note-perfect observations of the everyday, wrenching in its portrayal of a young woman struggling to succeed yet often wilfully ignorant of her own children, Olga Masters' second and last novel is a triumph. At its centre is Amy, one of the great characters in Australian literature.

This edition comes with an introduction by the novelist Eva Hornung.

About the Author

Olga Masters was born in Pambula, on the far south coast of New South Wales, in 1919. Her first job, at seventeen, was at a local newspaper, where the editor encouraged her writing. She married at twenty-one and had seven children, working part-time as a journalist for papers such as...

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